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L. M. MONTGOMERY’S “LITTLE BOOKLET OF VERSE”
L. M. Montgomery began her writing career with poetry. Her first poem, “On Cape Le Force,” was published in 1890, when she was just sixteen years old. By the time she wrote the above statement to her correspondent George B. Macmillan, she had published at least one hundred fifty poems (in addition to over one hundred short stories). She continued to write and publish poems (about five hundred) throughout her career as well as many novels, over five hundred short stories, and a number of essays., Source type: Print(0)
TEA WITH LUELLA
LMM's granddaughter, Luella Macdonald Veijalainen, hosted an afternoon tea on PEI this summer., Source type: Print(0)
100th Wedding Anniversary of L. M. Montgomery and Ewan Macdonald Commemorated
On July 5, 2011, a re-enactment of the wedding of L. M. Montgomery and Ewan Macdonald was held in the parlour of the Campbell home (known as "Silver Bush"), now the Anne of Green Gables Museum, in Park Corner, PEI. The Macdonalds were married there on July 5, 1911., Source type: Print(0)
The Symbolism of Needlework and Textile Arts in the Anne series
Anne of Green Gables and knitting became life-long interests when I was introduced to them by my mother around the time I was seven years old. I never thought of Anne as being too distant from me, largely because all the women in the Anne books were constantly occupied with the crafts and handiwork I saw my relatives and other women in the community doing. When re-reading the books as an adult, I came to realize that L. M. Montgomery used needlework not only to enrich our understanding of Anne’s world, but also to give us clues to the characters and society that made up Anne’s environment., Source type: Print(0)
THE DILEMMA OF BEING MAUD
Readers of Montgomery's journals may well be surprised by a dramatic change of tone as the author reaches her mid twenties. The number of light playful episodes declines sharply, and there is a marked increase in complaint, criticism, regret, and disillusion. This rather sudden transition represents some genuine changes and decisions in Maud's life, but it is a little difficult to sum up briefly the causes behind this trend. They are complex and even contradictory. Some educated guesses may be ventured, but, with a person as complicated as Montgomery, it is likely that some factors may elude us., Source type: Print(0)
A PILGRIMAGE TO BALA IN MUSKOKA, ONTARIO
Special Edition of the Shining Scroll, Source type: Print(0)
More on Lottie Shatford
The earlier favourable impressions of Lottie Shatford are juxtaposed with later critical journal entries where Montgomery states “There is really nothing in our so-called friendship…She really counts for nothing at any facet of my life.” (SJ 1:279), Source type: Print(0)
The Untold Story of L.M. Montgomery's Japanese Kimono
In 2008, six years after Elizabeth Epperly wrote this, the centenary exhibition of Anne of Green Gables was held at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Prince Edward Island and, as if Epperly had wished it into existence, one of the remarkable display items was a Japanese kimono, owned by Montgomery herself., Source type: Print(0)
L. M. Montgomery’s Halifax The Real Life Inspiration for Anne of the Island
Last year on a cold, dreary day I turned to my collection of L. M. Montgomery books, in need of something warm and comforting to lift me out of the winter doldrums. I immediately selected one of my favourite ‘Anne’ novels, Anne of the Island, which, although I have re-read numerous times, never fails to charm and inspire me with the romance, humour and stunning visual imagery, that Montgomery is so famous for., Source type: Print(0)
TRIBUTE TO WILDA CLARK
"This is our annual anniversary celebration, which includes a re-enactment of L.M. Montgomery arriving in Bala on July 24th, 1922, with Ewan and the two boys. That is all going to happen again. The important thing to us, however, is that we are going to pay tribute to Wilda Clark, who has done more to honour the memory of Lucy Maud Montgomery over the past four decades than anyone else in Ontario., Source type: Print(0)
Bideford Parsonage
The Prince Edward Island provincial government has decided to declare Bideford Parsonage Museum a heritage site. Wayne and Janice Trowsdale, who saved the 1878 building from being moved from its Bideford location to the Avonlea Village tourist theme site in Cavendish years ago (it would have meant cutting it into three sections for highway moving) are over the moon about the heritage designation which is still months away., Source type: Print(0)
Lesson
Lucy Maud was a product of a time that was quite different from the world that we know today. She grew up in a world where people took their religion more seriously than we do today. Sometimes too seriously, leaving little room for Joy or the Grace of God. Her childhood was disrupted by the death of her mother and her father’s second marriage., Source type: Print(0)
A Visit To L.M. Montgomery's Ontario
This past summer, my family and I visited Ontario to explore the world of L.M. Montgomery. We were delighted to talk with Kindred Spirits who continue to keep Maud's legacy alive., Source type: Print(0)
Marilla’s Amethyst Brooch
Through the years jewelry has been an important accessory in a women’s wardrobe. A bit of sparkle can be the finishing touch to pull an outfit together, adding style and confidence to the wearer. In many cases, the jewelry can signify a greater meaning. Some pieces often hold a sentimental value, and can be worn as a token of affection or a remembrance of a loved one., Source type: Print(0)
First L.M. Montgomery Conference at University of Guelph
Though it’s been 100 years since the publication of Anne of Green Gables, Canada’s foremost novel as far as book sales go, public and scholarly enthusiasm for its author, LM Montgomery, has not waned. Drawing on its extensive collection of Montgomery memorabilia, the University of Guelph put together its first conference from October 23-26 to offer the official opening of an installation at the city’s MacDonald Stewart Art Centre entitled Searching for Home: The Lives of L.M. Montgomery (running until January 18, 2009), and to highlight the Guelph archives and several books released this year that relate to Anne and her creator., Source type: Print(0)
Happy 100th Birthday Anne of Avonlea 1909-2009
Anne of Avonlea was published 100 years ago, and we celebrate its centenary by looking back at a few reviews of the book that were published shortly after its debut., Source type: Print(0)
From Canada to the World
In October, an L.M. Montgomery Conference was held in Guelph, Ontario, and several of our members attended: Carolyn Collins, Mary Beth Cavert, Ann Johnson, and Emily and Christy Woster. On the evening of October 23rd there was a special screening of two short films that reflected the themes that L. M. Montgomery often wrote about. The films -- “I Know a Secret”, based on a short story written by Montgomery and “Boys and Girls” adapted from an Alice Munro story -- were shown, followed by a panel discussion., Source type: Print(0)
More About Edith Russell
I would like to thank the many readers of our newsletter for the interest in my article on L.M. Montgomery’s friend, Edith Russell. I appreciate the positive feedback and the additional information that was sent my way. [Please refer to the December 2008 edition of The Shining Scroll for the original article entitled, “A Writer Forgotten: The Story of Edith Russell.”], Source type: Print(0)
“L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables and the Idea of Classic”
One of the wonderful events held during the centennial year of Anne of Green Gables was the bi-annual conference sponsored by the L. M. Montgomery Institute of the University of Prince Edward Island. This year it was held at the Delta Hotel in Charlottetown and many of our Literary Society members were able to make the trip to this important and impressive conference co-chaired by Elizabeth Epperly, Mary Rubio, and Elizabeth Waterston., Source type: Print(0)
The Author of Anne of Avonlea “A Nice Little Tale With a Nice Little Heroine and a Nice Little Moral”
As an avid collector of L. M. Montgomery you never know what you will come across as you search for her stories and poems. My daughter Emily and I were doing some browsing of old periodicals at the Illinois State University Library, recently. Emily is in working on her PhD at ISU and lives in Bloomington, Ill, and I occasionally visit her and spend some time in the library. There I found issues of the Zion’s Herald on microfilm., Source type: Print(0)
A BAD BOY’S DIARY THE INSPIRATION FOR L. M. MONTGOMERY’S LIFETIME OF JOURNALING
L. M. Montgomery’s journal begins on September 21, 1889. She writes: I am going to begin a new kind of diary. I have kept one of a kind for years-ever since I was a tot of nine. But I burned it to-day. It was so silly I was ashamed of it. And it was also very dull. I wrote in it religiously every day and told what kind of weather it was. Most of the time I hadn’t much else to tell but I would have thought it a kind of crime not to write daily in it -- nearly as bad as not saying my prayers or washing my face., Source type: Print(0)
Anne Dress
I came across this very interesting advertisement in The New York Times. It is child’s clothing ad from the store Lord and Taylor in New York City. Lord and Taylor was started as a dry good store in 1826 by Samuel Lord and George Washington Taylor. They sold hosiery, misses’ wear and “elegant” Cashmere shawls. It is the oldest upscale, specialty-retail department store in the United States. It was also the first store to make window displays for the Christmas shopping season that had holiday displays instead of just merchandise., Source type: Print(0)
From Tennessee to Trinidad
Besides her novels, Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote over 1000 poems and short stories, an incredible body of work for any author, and a daunting task to document for the bibliographer. The first bibliography of her work was published in 1986, by Ruth Weber Russell, D. W. Russell and Rea Wilmshurst. Lucy Maud Montgomery: A Preliminary Bibliography, (University of Waterloo Library, Waterloo, Ontario) has been the ultimate research tool used by scholars and researchers for the past 25 years., Source type: Print(0)
The Dalhousie Girls
In her journals, Montgomery mentions several other teachers and students that she met during her time at Dalhousie and we thought our readers might like to know what became of some of them. Montgomery did not find many of them to be “kindred spirits,” as she notes in her journal, but they were, for the most part, a very successful group of woman who went on to lead productive and interesting lives., Source type: Print(0)
In Search of a Princess and her Prince
In the Spring of 1898 Lucy Maud Montgomery encountered Herman Leard. In a series of passionate journal entries, and one black and white picture clipped from a magazine, LMM described one of the most dramatic and intriguing episodes of her life. To many, the picture that was said to look “as much like Herman as a photograph” became evidence of Montgomery’s tendency to memorialize her own life and her adherence to deep convictions about duty and love. Maud left no bibliographic evidence about this picture, but when packing my apartment for a move to Illinois State University I stumbled across evidence of the picture’s beginnings., Source type: Print(0)
Clippings and Cuttings
I had waited with great anticipation for Dr. Elizabeth Epperly’s new book, Imagining Anne, The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery. I ordered it as soon as it became available and when it arrived, it exceeded my expectations. As I opened the pages, I felt I was holding Maud’s very own scrapbook in my hands. What a treasure for Montgomery fans and researchers, to be able to have Maud’s Island scrapbooks to enjoy and research so easily., Source type: Print(0)
LAURAPALOOZA
Here is a brief summary of the events of Laurapalooza! Mark your calendars for July 12-14 2012, as they are planning event number two. We missed the first morning’s activities but we arrived in time for the lunch banquet. Lunch was accented by a slideshow dedicated to the work of William Anderson. He was given the first Legacy Award from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. His work is certainly important to the world of LIW scholarship/history and he preserved memories from many people who knew her and her family before they were lost., Source type: Print(0)
L.M. Montgomery and the Railway King of Canada
As only a true fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery could understand, it is thrilling to walk over the paths that Maud once did, or to sit in a room that she once occupied. A lesser-known destination that Maud visited often is Kirkfield, Ontario. Kirkfield is near Maud's home in Leaskdale and Lindsay, Ontario., Source type: Print(0)
Re-introducing Herman Leard
L.M. Montgomery often recalled her attachment to a young PEI farmer whom she met while she was boarding and teaching in Lower Bedeque in 1897. A photo of Herman and the Leard family first appeared in Kindred Spirits Magazine in an article by Sandy Wagner. Sandy noted that Montgomery felt that her infatuation for Herman “made the rest of her life seem grey and dowdy.”, Source type: Print(0)
A Writer Forgotten
L. M. Montgomery’s scrapbooks contain much about the author herself, but they also contain the writings of other, lesser known poets and writers. As I read Imagining Anne, The Island Scrapbooks of L. M. Montgomery by Elizabeth Epperly, clippings of the work of one such aspiring writer jumped out at me., Source type: Print(0)
Plagiarism or Deadly Parallel?
As I was re-reading Montgomery’s journals, I came across an entry that piqued my interest. In The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, edited by Rubio and Waterston, Vol. 3 (1921-1929), page 160, Source type: Print(0)
The Artists of Anne of Green Gables
The year 2008 will mark the 100th anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables, a big event in the lives of those who love the book and the author, Lucy Maud Montgomery. I, being one of those devoted -- if not fanatical -- fans have been collecting old copies of Montgomery’s books for decades. I have always loved the cover art of the old copies published by L.C. Page, Frederick Stokes, Harrap and others, and display many of my old copies as others would display art., Source type: Print(0)
A “Sampling” of Anne’s House of Dreams
I was thrilled to recently add a unique “salesman’s sample” of Anne’s House of Dreams to my L.M. Montgomery book collection. Salesman’s samples were mini-versions of up-coming titles and were made for door-to-door book store sales., Source type: Print(0)
Lucy Maud Montgomery and the Ronald McNair Program
Named for one of the astronauts killed in the Challenger explosion, the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program prepares traditionally underrepresented students for graduate-level study. McNair, who received his PhD by the age of 26, believed strongly in the power of education. Participating students attend workshops, work with faculty members to complete higher-level research and receive help with graduate school applications and resume building., Source type: Print(0)
Anne of Australia
Anne of Green Gables was first published in Australia in 1924 - a full 16 years after it was originally published in Boston by L.C. Page & Company. Since that time, Angus and Robertson Limited of Sydney, Australia have continually published L.M. Montgomery’s books – in many different editions – to the delight of her many Australian fans., Source type: Print(0)
Review of Through Lover’s Lane
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